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AAA Launches Campaign to Protect Tow Operators, First Responders

AAA Press Release: AAA is urging drivers to Slow Down and Move Over, to protect the lives of tow operators and first responders. Special events were held on January 23 in Tampa, Fla.,  to spread awareness of the Move Over Law – read more here. The towing industry is 15 times deadlier than all other private industries combined. According…

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You Said …

I should know by now how to use the right words when asking or answering a question or some people might misunderstand what was communicated. For example, a customer wanted to know the price for a certain service, and she was quoted $225 plus tax. When the tow operator got to the scene, the customer handed…

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B2C Initiative from Ranger SST

The new B2C Initiative from Ranger SST is designed to assist towing and recovery associations increase membership, add a funding source and increase revenue/margins for members. “Ranger has recently launched a new initiative to create a direct marketing channel to residents in your state,” a Ranger SST press release states. “Stranded motorists call a toll-free…

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Peterbilt and Dana Announce Collaboration on Electric Truck Powertrain Development

Peterbilt Motors Company and Dana have announced their collaboration on electric powertrain development for Peterbilt Model 220EV battery electric vehicles. Peterbilt will integrate Dana’s Spicer® Electrified™ e-propulsion system into its 220EV chassis. The truck will also be equipped with two battery packs and an on-board charger. The 220EV features a range between 100 and 200…

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What’s Your Style?

I was reading the article “Car Carrier Accessories” in the latest issue of Tow Times magazine and the word “accessories” caught my attention because, as you know, women like to add accessories to show their fashion style. Accessories for a fashion statement are, for the most part, used as a decorative item to supplement one’s outfit. Jewelry…

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Fallen Operators in Kentucky and South Dakota Honored

Tow operators in Kentucky and South Dakota gathered to honor fallen operators Larry Kizer and  Dale Jones. Kizer, 62, died New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, in Louisville, Ky. in a towing accident as he prepared to tow an abandoned pickup on I-64. The pickup and the tow truck rolled over him. Tow trucks from across…

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Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors Intend to Form Strategic Alliance 

The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles. In a first step, the intention is to establish a global technology partnership and to create a stronger, combined heavy-duty truck business for Isuzu Motors and UD Trucks in Japan and…

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